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Plain Dealer 3 hours ago
Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers' series preview, pitching matchups

Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers' series preview, pitching matchups

The Tigers pay their first visit to Progressive Field this season when they open a three-game series Tuesday night. The pitching matchup has Josh Tomlin facing the Tigers' Justin Verlander.
Grand Rapids Press 12 hours ago
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are now engaged: See the ring

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are now engaged: See the ring

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are both officially off the market. See the ring to prove it.   Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are both officially off the market. They are now engaged to be married. E News reports the 23-year-old showed off her engagement ring for the first time on May 2, 2016 at the Met Gala. You can see a pic of the ring in the photo gallery above. Upton, a St. Joseph, Michigan native, told E News: "I'm really excited. He asked me right before season started so we've been keeping it on the down low for quite a while. So I'm excited to...
Newark Star-Ledger 12 hours ago
Kate Upton: I'm engaged to Tigers' Justin Verlander

Kate Upton: I'm engaged to Tigers' Justin Verlander

Supermodel Kate Upton and pitcher Justin Verlander, 33, have been dating for three years and are now engaged.
Grand Rapids Press 14 hours ago
Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann named AL Pitcher of the Month

Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann named AL Pitcher of the Month

Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez was named the American League Player of the Week. Jordan Zimmermann made it easy on voters this month. The Detroit Tigers right-hander was named American League Pitcher of the Month for the month of April. Zimmermann went 5-0 with a 0.55 ERA in five starts for the Tigers last month. He struck out 23 in 33 innings of work. Zimmermann is the first Tigers pitcher to earn the award since Justin Verlander won it in September 2012. Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale was the only other pitcher to receive votes. He went...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 28, 2016
Watch Khris Davis hit mammoth home run off Justin Verlander

Watch Khris Davis hit mammoth home run off Justin Verlander

It was not the longest home run hit at Comerica Park this season. But it was a monster nonetheless. Your browser does not support iframes. DETROIT -- It was not the longest home run hit at Comerica Park this season. But it was a monster nonetheless. Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis hit a home run Wednesday night off Justin Verlander that was estimated at 449 feet by MLB's statcast. The ball landed hit just above Al Kaline's retired No. "6" on top of the brick wall behind the flag pole in center. It was the only run Verlander allowed in the first six...
Bless You Boys Apr 27, 2016

Tigers 9, Athletics 4: J.D. Martinez and Victor Martinez clobber Oakland pitching

Justin Verlander finally got some run support. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander got not one, but two three-run home runs for offensive support. Backed by J.D. Martinez and Victor Martinez's red-hot night and some additional help sprinkled in, the team scored a season-high nine runs. Despite some late-inning bullpen antics, the Detroit Tigers won 9-4 over the Oakland Athletics. Of the 18 outs Verlander got, 14 were retired on the fastball. Early on, his only hiccup was a leadoff moonshot by Khris Davis in the fourth inning. He switched to a heavier diet of offspeed pitches after the homer, and...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2016
Offense comes to life as Tigers top Athletics

Offense comes to life as Tigers top Athletics

J.D. Martinez and Victor Martinez hit home runs for the Tigers, who got a solid outing from Justin Verlander. DETROIT -- The offense came to life. Justin Verlander pitched well. The Detroit Tigers evened their record at 10-10. J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs Wednesday night as the Tigers earned a 9-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Victor Martinez also hit a three-run home run for the Tigers. Verlander struck out six in 6 1/3 innings of work and improved to 2-2. THREE STARSJ.D. Martinez -- The Tigers led 1-0 when Martinez...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2016
Live scoring, stats: Tigers, A's meet at Comerica Park

Live scoring, stats: Tigers, A's meet at Comerica Park

Its Justin Verlander vs. Sonny Gray. If you are viewing this on MLive's mobile app, click here to join the conversation. GAME INFORMATION Who: Oakland A's (11-10) at Detroit Tigers (9-10) When: 7:10 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 27 Where: Comerica Park, Detroit TV: Fox Sports Detroit Radio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio network Twitter: Follow Chris Iott The Tigers are hitting .208 -- last in the American League -- over their past seven games. That's a major reason why the team has slipped below .500 and is in fourth place in the American League...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2016
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander battles A's Sonny Gray

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander battles A's Sonny Gray

The Tigers and Athletics have split the first two games of their four-game series at Comerica Park. GAME INFORMATION Who: Oakland A's (11-10) at Detroit Tigers (9-10) When: 7:10 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 27 Where: Comerica Park, Detroit TV: Fox Sports Detroit Radio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio network Twitter: Follow Chris Iott PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander (1-2, 5.79 ERA) Oakland Athletics Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.73 ERA) GAME NOTES --Justin Verlander has a 9-6 career record against Oakland with a 2.51 ERA during the...
Bless You Boys Apr 27, 2016

Game 20 Preview: Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers

Justin Verlander and Sonny Gray square off in a battle of aces at Comerica Park. In past seasons, when Justin Verlander struggled throughout the month of April, there would always be one start where fans knew that things were starting to turn around. It was always obvious, too. In 2011, for instance, he no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays on May 7. The year prior, he held the Los Angeles Angels to one run in 8 1/3 innings. In 2009, it was a nine-strikeout, seven shutout inning performance against the New York Yankees. Verlander's last start, in which he struck out 10 Cleveland Indians hitters in...
Bless You Boys Apr 27, 2016

Detroit Tigers links: Jose Berrios is coming to the big leagues

We would have preferred he stay in the minors. Well, that didn't take long. Just 21 games into the season, the Minnesota Twins are calling up their best pitching prospect, Jose Berrios. The good news is, according to his Facebook, he will be starting tomorrow. That means the Detroit Tigers avoid his first start when they begin their series with the Twins on Friday. The bad news is he is really good at pitching. The Twins made a bit of curious decision not calling him up last year when they were in the thick of the playoff race and in need of pitching help. But with Berrios throwing a...
Bless You Boys Apr 27, 2016

Tigers' James McCann goes hitless in 1st rehab appearance

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Gwinnett Braves 3, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box) Thad Weber made the start for the Mud Hens, going seven innings and giving up three runs -- two earned -- on the night. Toledo tallied eight hits but scored just once, with Dixon Machado plating Tommy Field on a single in the seventh inning. Rehabbing James McCann went hitless in three at-bats, but drew two walks in his first appearance since going on the disabled list. Machado: 1-4, RBI, BBMcCann: 0-3, 2 BBBernard: 2-4Weber (L): 7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB,...
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 23, 2016

Indians notebook: Carlos Santana acts as leadoff hitter again; Michael Brantley update possible on Sunday

DETROIT: The experiment continues. Indians manager Terry Francona suddenly inserted Carlos Santana in the leadoff spot before Friday’s game but said it probably wouldn’t happen the next day. On Saturday, Francona did, in fact, keep Santana in the leadoff spot. It still might not be an everyday occurrence, but it does signify that Francona continues to warm up to the idea. “I thought the reasoning behind it [Friday] was all the things we talked about,” Francona said Saturday, speaking about other players resting and Santana’s success against Friday starter Justin Verlander. “I...
Bless You Boys Apr 23, 2016

Game 16 Preview: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

The Tigers look to get back into the win column against struggling Indians ace Corey Kluber. A lot has been made of the Tigers starters and their inability to work deep into games so far this season. While some are throwing a bit of shade at Justin Verlander -- a dominant seven-inning performance on Friday sure helped -- the starter really being subtweeted here is Anibal Sanchez. Once a true "third ace" on this Tigers staff, Sanchez has yet to work six innings in a start this season. He was limited to just five frames in his last start, with the pesky Houston Astros driving his pitch count...

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